Hello and welcome to a special live blog this evening as we bring you coverage of the Carabao Cup first-round draw on Thursday, June 20.
Just hours after learning when they will play the likes of Ipswich, Bolton and Rotherham in League One next season, Sunderland will find out who they will face in the Carabao Cup first-round later this summer.
Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough will also be in the northern half of this evening's draw and are one of 70 English Football League sides in the mix.
Sunderland and 'Boro could draw anyone from Accrington or Derby to Leeds or Wigan, and the ball numbers to keep an eye out for are 34 and 21 respectively.
The draw will be broadcast LIVE on the Carabao Cup's official Facebook page as we will bring you all the updates as Ray Parlour and John Barnes carry it out n Morrison's in Colindale.
A reminder of Sunderland's EFL fixtures for 2019/20
Sunderland will kick-off their 2019-20 League One season at home against Oxford United with the Black Cats handed a relatively tough start to the campaign.
After facing Karl Robinson’s Us – the team supported by Sunderland’s co-owners Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven – at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, August 3, the Black Cats then travel to newly-relegated Ipswich Town.
They are then due to play in the Carabao Cup in midweek before returning to Wearside to meet Portsmouth, the side that beat them in the Checkatrade Trophy final in March but who they saw off in the play-off semi-final last month.
After Pompey, Jack Ross’ men also make a midweek trip to Rochdale before AFC Wimbledon visit the Stadium of Light, and the Black Cats round off August with a visit to Peterborough United, who narrowly missed out on a play-off spot last term.
A reminder of what happened when Ray Parlour went supermarket shopping with Alan Brazil
Might be a less rowdy tonight - but let’s hope not!
Why is the draw being held in Morrisons in Colindale?
Carabao have sought to make the draw more inclusive after a series of mishaps when taking the event overseas - and they picked the Colindale branch for John Barnes and Ray Parlour to host it because it is close to Wembley Stadium.
I always enjoy watching the Carabao Cup so it’s great to be involved in the Round One draw, Parlour said.
Hosting the draw in a supermarket as fans go about their daily lives provides them with a great opportunity to engage with the competition and I can’t wait to see who will be crowned Carabao Cup winners this season.
Here are tonight's numbers in Sunderland's section of the draw
7. Burton Albion
23. Nottingham Forest
25. Port Vale
31. Sheffield Wednesday